Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Brewers re-sign former reliever Francisco Rodriguez

As a possible alternative should they seek to add an experienced relief pitcher to their roster at some point, the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday re-signed Francisco Rodriguez to a minor-league deal.

The deal is a no-risk move by the Brewers, who have 30 days to summon Rodriguez, 31, to the majors or grant his release. Rodriguez, who pitched the last 1 1/2 seasons for the Brewers, was not offered a job as a free agent over the off-season and has been in his native Venezuela. He did pitch for his country in the World Baseball Classic, but that has been his only competition since last year.

“K-Rod” will report to Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix to work out with the extended spring training program until ready to pitch. General manager Doug Melvin said Rodriguez needs to be granted a work visa, also, before he can be assigned to a minor-league team.

Melvin wouldn’t reveal details of the agreement, but CBS Sports reported the deal could net Rodriguez more than $2 million if he makes it to the majors.

Melvin said the move had nothing to do with John Axford being removed as closer a week into the season. Rodriguez was used as a fill-in closer in the middle of last season when Axford struggled.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 18, 2013 at 10:48 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brewers, francisco rodriguez, free agents, minor league deal, relievers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Canker Soriano Posted: April 18, 2013 at 03:38 PM (#4418261)
How can he be only 31? Feels like about 20 years ago that he was this unknown beast out of the pen in the World Series.
   2. JJ1986 Posted: April 18, 2013 at 03:52 PM (#4418280)
Former reliever? I hope he's not going to try starting now.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogStatcast: Posey out at the plate
(5 - 5:49pm, Oct 22)
Last: deputydrew

NewsblogSielski: A friend fights for ex-Phillie Dick Allen's Hall of Fame induction
(166 - 5:48pm, Oct 22)
Last: Sunday silence

Newsblog2014 WORLD SERIES GAME 2 OMNICHATTER
(15 - 5:48pm, Oct 22)
Last: zenbitz

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(3102 - 5:48pm, Oct 22)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogHunter Pence responds to Royals fan signs with monster Game 1 | MLB.com
(48 - 5:41pm, Oct 22)
Last: Leroy Kincaid

NewsblogHitting coaches blamed for lack of offense - Sports - The Boston Globe
(18 - 5:40pm, Oct 22)
Last: Bhaakon

NewsblogRoyals are not the future of baseball | FOX Sports
(24 - 5:37pm, Oct 22)
Last: BDC

NewsblogBaseball's hardest throwing bullpen - Beyond the Box Score
(11 - 5:31pm, Oct 22)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogDealing or dueling – what’s a manager to do? | MGL on Baseball
(38 - 5:28pm, Oct 22)
Last: Merton Muffley

NewsblogPace-Of-Play Initiatives Get Mixed Reviews In AFL - BaseballAmerica.com
(26 - 5:26pm, Oct 22)
Last: Bhaakon

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(871 - 5:23pm, Oct 22)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogHow Wall Street Strangled the Life out of Sabermetrics | VICE Sports
(1 - 5:17pm, Oct 22)
Last: smileyy

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(339 - 5:16pm, Oct 22)
Last: Merton Muffley

NewsblogJerome Williams re-signs with Phils
(5 - 5:00pm, Oct 22)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-22-2014
(13 - 4:49pm, Oct 22)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.2057 seconds
52 querie(s) executed